Saturday, February 9, 2013
A good day of riding. On a cold clear morning I was able to pedal a few miles just as the sun started warming the South Carolina hills. The frost melted fairly rapidly. It was a clear cloudless sun-splashed day from sun up to sun down.
The wildlife highlight of the day was raptors - many red tailed and red shouldered hawks were seen today. I was descending one hill today and saw something out of the corner of my eye. A hawk was taking flight about 50 feet from me, with a large black snake in its talons.
Late in the day I crossed a flagship road in the country - U.S. 1. Ten miles later I made a turn to the north and turned 20 really pleasant miles on a quiet and flat secondary road leading through a mix of forest and farmland near the state border. And just before dark I finally pedaled back into North Carolina. Was it really only a month ago that I left here to start P4W2?
Posted by Pedal4Wildlife at 7:35 PM